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Rabbi Noach Mendel Jaffe

נח מענדיל ב"ר בצלאל

Rav, Seattle, Washington

Date of Death: Thu. August 2, 1945 - Av 23 4705



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Rabbi Yisroel Horowitz

ישראל ב"ר טוביה

Rav, Brooklyn, New york

Date of Death: Fri. December 9, 1932 - Kislev 10 5693


The Rav who came here from Russia lived at 661 Hemlock Street in Brooklyn.


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Rabbi Menachem Bloom

מנחם ב"ר חיים יצחק

Rav, Congregation Beth Hamedresh Hagodol Anshe Sfard, Atlanta

Date of Death: Wed. October 20, 1926 - Cheshvan 12 5687



Photo Caption: Rabbi Menachem and Rebbetzin Bloom, Credit: MCA

Bio Information:
Congregation Anshi S’fard is an Orthodox synagogue located in Atlanta, in the Morningside and Virginia Highlands neighborhoods. Anshi S’fard was founded in 1911 to provide a home for Hasidic worship and fellowship for Jews from Poland, Galicia and the Ukraine who had settled in Atlanta – it’s the oldest Orthodox synagogue in Atlanta.


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Rabbi Avroham Yitzchok Jaffe

אברהם יצחק ב"ר

Rav, Congregation Ahavath Achim, Atlanta, Georgia

Date of Death: Mon. February 9, 1920 - Shevat 20 5680



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Rabbi Avroham Elimelech Shapiro

אברהם אלימלך ב"ר ישראך

Grodzisker Rebbe

Date of Death: Sun. December 29, 1968 - Kislev 29 5729
Chanukkah



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Rebbe Yisroel Elozor Hopstein

ישראל אלעזר ב"ר ירחמיאל משה

Kozhnitzer Rebbe

Date of Death: Thu. August 18, 1966 - Elul 2 5726



Photo Caption: Kozhnitzer Rebbe, Credit: Yitz Twersky, KGH

Photo Caption: Kozhnitzer Rebbe, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Kozhnitzer Rebbe, Credit: MCA


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Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Olshwang

צבי יהודה ב"ר נחום

Mashgiach Ruchani, Telshe Yeshiva, Cleveland, Ohio

Date of Death: Tue. September 12, 1961 - Tishrei 2 5722



Photo Caption: Rav Hirsh Olshwang at a wartime rally, along with Mayor Edward J. Kelly at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, May 1, 1944, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and history (IFJCAH)

Photo Credit: Chicago Rabbis

Bio Information:
Born in Luknik, Lithuania, Rav Olshwang, studied under Rav Eliezer Gordon and his (future) brother-in-law Rav Shimon Shkop at Telshe. He was later ordained by the Rogotchover Goan, Rav Yosef Rosen, and would go on to rabbinate on three continents. First in Vitebsk, Belarus, and upon arrival on these shores at Congregation Mishna U’Gmoro in Chicago and thereafter as Mashgiach Ruchani, Telsher Yeshiva in Cleveland. He eventually settled in Bnei Brak. Sadly, he left no descendants.

 


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Rebbe Mordechai Halpern

מרדכי ב"ר ישראל אלעזר

Grand Rebbe of Kozhnitz

Date of Death: Mon. July 23, 1990 - Av 1 5750
Rosh Codesh



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Rabbi Boaz Cahan

בועז ב"ר משה אליהו

Rav, Congregation Ohel Yosef, Los Angeles

Date of Death: Mon. November 27, 1950 - Kislev 18 5711



Source: The Jewish Post and Opinion 


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Rabbi Reuvain Aaron Lipman

ראובן אהרן ב"ר יהודה ליב

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Thu. December 9, 1943 - Kislev 12 5704


Photo Caption: Bob Daly, Oak Woods Cemetery worker inspects the damage after 180 tombstones were knocked over and shattered, d. April 3, 1947, Credit: IFJCAH


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Rabbi Pinchos Bleich

פנחס ב"ר ישראל יוסף

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. March 18, 1951 - Adar II 10 5711



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Rabbi Avroham Yehuda Margolis

אברהם יהודה ב"ר יהושע העשול

Rav, Chevra Mishnayos Shomrei Shabbos

Date of Death: Thu. November 16, 1939 - Kislev 4 5700



Credit: MCA

Source: The Morning Journal


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Rabbi Baruch Avroham Wolinski

ברוך אברהם ב"ר משה

Founder, Congregation Chevra Torah, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Wed. September 26, 1917 - Tishrei 10 5678
Yom Kippur



Credit: MCA

Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rabbi Baruch Avroham Wolinski, Source:  The Mourning Journal, July 10, 1917, page: 5

Credit: MCA


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Rabbi Yitzchok Hutner

Rosh HaYeshiva, Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Fri. November 28, 1980 - Kislev 20 5741



Photo Caption: At a wedding: 1. Rav Yitzchok Hutner, 2. Chosson, 3. Rav Eliezer Silver, 4. Needed, 5. Needed, 6. Needed, Credit: Needed

Photo Credit: Rav Hunter along with his Rebbitzin, Credit: Needed
Of Note: The picture of the Alter Rebbe of Liadi hanging on the wall. 

Credit: Needed 


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Holocaust - Shoah Kedoshim, Chelmno Extermination Camp - Chełmno nad Nerem, Poland

קבר הקדושים ממחנת ההשמדה חלמנה-במאנסי



Date of Death: Wed. January 17, 1945 - Nissan 3 5705


At the very minimum, 152,000 people were murdered at Chelmno, HY”D, which would make it the fifth most deadly extermination camp, after Sobibor, Belzec, Treblinka, and Auschwitz. The Red Army captured the town of Chełmno on January 17, 1945. By then, the Germans Y”S had already destroyed evidence of the camp’s existence, leaving no prisoners behind. One of the camp survivors, who was fifteen years old at the time, testified that only three Jewish males had escaped successfully.
How the remains arrived in Monsey, New York is unclear. Recently a new marker was erected in honor of those buried there.

Photo Caption: What remained of the Chelmno Extermination Camp, Credit: N/N


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Rabbi Avroham Yitzchok Geiger

אברהם יצחק ב"ר אהרן

Rav, Agudas Anshei Mamud u' Bais Vaad Lachachomim, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. September 28, 1946 - Tishrei 3 5707



Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Yitzchok Geiger, Vienna c.1927, Credit: Judith Goldsmith

Photo Caption: Rav Geiger accompanying the Tzvi LaTzaddik, Credit: MCA


Bio Information: 

Rav Geiger was the personal assistant of Rebbe Tzvi Elimelech Spira of Bluzhov (d. 1924), also known by the eponym, Tzvi LaTzaddik. Upon his arrival on these shores, he rabbinated at Agudas Anshei Mamud u’ Bais Vaad Lachachomim located at 156 Henry Street  on the Lower East Side.


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Rabbi Zalman Yaakov Friederman

זלמן יעקב ב"ר ברוך מרדכי

Rav, Boston, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Sun. January 5, 1936 - Teves 10 5696
Asara B'Teves



Source: Chachmei Yisroel of New England

Photo Caption: Rabbi Zalman Moshe Friederman, Credit: Needed

Source: Orthodox Judaism in America, Moshe D. Sherman


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Rabbi Moshe Feinstein

משה ב"ר דוד

Rosh Yeshiva, Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem. New York City

Date of Death: Sun. March 23, 1986 - Adar II 12 5746
Tanis Esther



Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Feinstein, Credit: N/N


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Wife of Rabbi Yisroel Meir Kagen

ישראל מאיר ב"ר אריה זאב הכהן

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim of Radin, Poland

Date of Death: Fri. September 15, 1933 - Elul 25 5693




Photo Caption: Kever of the Chofetz Chaim, Radin, Belarus, Credit: DZ

Photo Caption: Recently discovered (video) picture of the Chofetz Chaim in Vienna, Credit: University of South Carolina

Photo Caption: “Muga” stamp attributed to the Chofetz Chaim, Credit, IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Gartel of the Chofetz Chaim (identified by its unique rust/orange color stains), the Gartel is now owned by his grandson Rabbi Yisroel Meir Zacks of Brooklyn, Credit: IFJCAH


Photo Caption: Rebbitzine Miriam Fraida Kagen, second wife of the Chofetz Chaim, Credit: Eliyahu Zaks, Lakewood, NJ 


→ No CommentsTags: General · Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rebetzins · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Yehudah Riff

נפתלי צבי יהודא ב"ר ישראל

Chief Rabbi, Camden, New Jersey

Date of Death: Tue. October 26, 1976 - Cheshvan 2 5737



Photo Caption: Rabbi Naftali Riff, Credit: Needed 


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Rabbi Avroham Joffen

אברהם ב"ר אשר צבי

Rosh Yeshiva, Bais Yosef, Novardok

Date of Death: Sun. April 19, 1970 - Nissan 14 5730



Photo Caption: Rabbi Avroham Yoffen, Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: Rabbi Avroham Yoffen, Credit: posted on photo

Bio Information: 
Rav Yoffen was a son-in-law of Rav Yosef Yozel Horowitz, the Alter of Novardok and served as the director of the Novardok Yeshiva network across Eastern Europe. He fled to the U.S. at the outbreak of World War II and opened a yeshiva in Borough Park. In 1962 he moved to and founded a Kollel in Yerushalayim.


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Rabbi Moshe Chaim Hyamson

משה חיים ב"ר נתן

Rav, Congregation Orach Chaim, Upper East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. June 10, 1949 - Sivan 13 5709



Photo Caption: Rabbi Chaim Hyamson, Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: Congregation Orach Chaim located at 1459 Lexington Ave, New York (d. 2019), Credit: Google


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Rabbi Yitzchok Elchanon Mitnick

יצחק אלחנן ב"ר אבא ליב

Rav, Congregation Orach Chaim, Upper East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. January 1, 1942 - Teves 12 5702



Photo Caption: Congregation Orach Chaim located at 1459 Lexington Ave, New York (d. 2019), Credit: Google


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Rabbi Dov Brennglass

דוב בן אליעזר

Rav, Congregation Adath Israel, Massena, New York

Date of Death: Tue. June 7, 1966 - Sivan 20 5726
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Berel Brennglass, Credit: Chris Brock (NNY-360)

Photo Caption: Massena, New York (c. 1930), Credit: Edward Berenson

Photo Caption: Rabbi Berel Brennglass, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Brennglass family, 1931, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rabbi Eliezer Brennglass, Credit: MCA

Of Note:
In September of 1928, just two days before Yom Kippur,  a blood libel was launched against the Jews of Massena. After only being missing for less than a day, the small Jewish community was accused of killing Babara Griffiths, a local four-year-old. It’s was claimed that they needed her blood for the upcoming Yom Kippur service. Rabbi Brennglass did everything in his power to protect his congregants as well as fight off the accusations. Griffiths was later found wandering lost in woods.


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Rabbi Pesachya Halpern

פתחיה ב"ר משה ישעיה

Rav, Chorostkower, Ukraine

Date of Death: Fri. February 3, 1939 - Shevat 14 5699


Mount Carmel Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location:  VEREIN CHOROSTKOWER, Section: 1, Block: D, Map: 32, Line: 4, Grave: 1


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Rabbi Shimon Mordechai Weinstein

שמעון מרדכי ב"ר צבי דוד

Maggid Shiur, Congregation Anshe Torath Chesed v'Zichro Torath Moshe

Date of Death: Tue. February 17, 1959 - Adar I 9 5719



Photo Caption: Congregation Anshe Torath Chesed v’Zichro Torath Moshe located at 374-380 Vermont Street, Brownsville c. 1940, Credit: NYC

Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Mon, 2/28/1921

 


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S. Weingarten Hand Matzoh Co.

Lower East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. June 6, 1909 - Sivan 17 5669



Source: Yiddish Daily

Source: Morning Journal

Photo Credit: MCA

Bio Information:
Rabbi Yosef Zundel Weingarten who arrived here from Austria was the proprietor of the S. Weingarten Hand Matzoh Co. located at 74 Ridge Street and later relocated  34 Norfolk Street on the Lower East Side. Rabbi Weingarten a Sadigerer Chossid attracted the business of many Chassidim living in New York City at the time. After his passing, the bakery was managed by his wife Sarah.


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Rabbi Avroham Yitzchok Klugman

אברהם יצחק ב"ר בצלאל

Tzadik of Freehold

Date of Death: Thu. January 24, 1924 - Shevat 7 5684



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Horowitz Brothers and Margareten Company

Lower East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. March 13, 1937 -



Photo Caption: Preparing the dough at the Horowitz Margareten Matzah Bakery, March 13, 1937, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH) 
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Photo Caption: Inspecting the finished product, March 13, 1937, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Photo Caption: 1944, preparing food packages to be sent DP Camps in Europe, (on the
right with his finger on the box is Alter Perl, next to him is Benny Ulman, Heshy Leiser, and Shlomo Ort), Credit: Needed

Bio Information:
The Matzoh Bakery was founded in 1884 by Jacob Horowitz, a son of Isaac Horowitz, together with his sons; his daughter, Regina Horowitz Margareten; and her husband Ignatz Margareten, shortly after their immigration to New York from Hungary.


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Rebbe Yosef Leifer

יוסף ב"ר ישכר בער

Pittsburger Rebbe

Date of Death: Mon. March 7, 1966 - Adar 15 5726
Shushan Purim



Rebbe Yosef Leifer, Pittsburger Rebbe, Credit: Assigned to IFJCAH

Bio Information: 

The Pittsburger Admorim, a scion of the Nadvorna line of Chassidic dynasties trace their lineage to Rebbe Meir’l of Premishlan (d. 1773), a student of the Baal Shem Tov.


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